Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Trump, White House officials bounce along to Saudi sword dance

Fox News reports that the city of Riyadh is elaborately decorated with American flags alongside Saudi ones, images of President Trump and King Salman, and the motto "Together we prevail".

The summit presents a forum to forge a stronger and effective security cooperation to counter terrorism and violent extremism.

The deal also "potentially supports tens of thousands of new jobs in the U.S.", it added. A military band played as Trump and his wife, Melania, got out of the vehicle and walked on the red carpet to greet the Saudi king.

The arms deal includes the sale of cybersecurity technology, tanks, artillery, ships, helicopters and radar missile-defense systems. Apparently, the savings were enough to sway the Saudis.

On the second day of his first trip overseas, Trump sought to demonstrate that he'd made progress with an agreement with Gulf Arab states on countering terrorist funding.

Saudi Arabia's state oil giant Saudi Aramco signed $50 billion of deals with 11 USA oil companies, including Haliburton, Jacob's, Schlumberger, Emerson, Honeywell and McDermott International.

US delegation members travelling with Trump, including Kushner, were in high spirits leading up to the signing ceremony.

El-Sissi invited Trump to visit him in Egypt, adding, "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible".

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., denounced the latest deal in a HuffPost blog post. But Michelle Obama attended without wearing a headscarf, drawing attention back in the United States about her lack of a traditional head covering in the conservative country. "$110 billion in weapons will exacerbate, not ameliorate, those imperfections". "We have to get to the bottom of it", Trump said in a March 2016 interview with CNN.

He was also pleased with the long-term economic implications of the arms deal and other agreements for American interests.

President Trump Describes His First Day in Saudi Arabia as "Tremendous"
Ivanka's presence dominated Arabic Twitter traffic, with the phrase "bint Trump" - Arabic for daughter of Trump - trending. The deal includes tanks, combat ships, missile defense systems, radar and communications, and cybersecurity technology.

US technology and engineering conglomerate GE said it had signed $15 billion of agreements with Saudi organisations.

On the second day of his visit to Saudi Arabia , Mr Trump is expected to press the need to confront radical ideology and promote a peaceful vision of Islam in his signature speech. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he hoped Rouhani would use his new term "to begin a process of dismantling Iran's network of terrorism".

A White House official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the speech would be "uplifting".

Lockheed Martin: A $6 billion deal that foresees the final assembly in Saudi Arabia of 150 S-70 Black Hawk utility helicopters.

In another development, the Washington Post said a current White House official close to Trump was a significant "person of interest" in the investigation into possible ties with Russian Federation. "Big dollars. Big dollars".

Most women in Saudi Arabia also cover their hair and face with a veil known as the niqab. ExxonMobil, the company formerly lead by Tillerson, is the largest single investor in the country, the foreign minister also said.

"Many people are saying it was wonderful that Mrs. Obama refused to wear a scarf in Saudi Arabia, but they were insulted", he tweeted at the time.

In the meeting with King Hamad, Trump again made a clear break from previous U.S. policy, which saw the Obama administration frequently scold its ally over rights concerns.

A report by The Washington Post yesterday said that the probe into his campaign's Russian Federation ties had identified a "significant person of interest" in the White House undercut Trump's insistence his election bid had nothing to do with the Kremlin.

US President Donald Trump, struggling to shake a brewing scandal at home, will attempt a reset on Sunday with the Islamic world after frequently attacking Muslims on the campaign trail past year and trying to ban many from the United States.

Recommended News

  • Amazing features on Google Maps

    Amazing features on Google Maps

    Add a parking lot or garage to your destination Google Maps can direct you straight to your chosen parking lot or garage. Create your own custom map You can create your own custom map with places that matter to you or your favourite places.
    With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

    With drama aplenty, Netflix and 'Okja' debut in Cannes

    As I've come to expect from Bong Joon-ho, this trailer tells us quite a bit and also. very little. Netflix has released the first full trailer for Okja.

    Second athlete in a week disciplined for apparent homophobic slur

    This was the ultimate team effort, and it delivered a victory that returns series control and home ice advantage to the Preds. We just needed guys to elevate their game, even if you're playing great already, just notch it up another 10 percent.
  • Arsene Wenger's Arsenal enter last-chance saloon

    Arsene Wenger's Arsenal enter last-chance saloon

    He added: "We are a club without financial problems and we have money to spend but it makes sense to think before we spend and that is what we are doing".
    Jason Day drains 60-foot birdie putt at AT&T Byron Nelson

    Jason Day drains 60-foot birdie putt at AT&T Byron Nelson

    CHAMPIONS: Fred Funk shot 2-under 70 to hold on to the third-round lead at the Regions Tradition in Birmingham, Ala. Jason Kokrak believes focusing on himself will be the key to breaking his PGA Tour duck at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
    Wayne Rooney sends message to Jose Mourinho: I want to do this

    Wayne Rooney sends message to Jose Mourinho: I want to do this

    Jose Mourinho's side have yet to win a game away to their direct rivals, and have yet to even score a goal against them. Sunday's win ended the hoodoo and earned Arsenal only their 13th league win in 50 outings against the Red Devils.
  • United Nations  informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo

    United Nations informed of Ebola virus outbreak in northern DR Congo

    It said the teams of experts, including epidemiologists, biologists and hygiene specialists had been dispatched to the region. In 2014, Nigeria recorded cases of the disease after a Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, imported it to the country.

    Destiny 2's Battlenet Availability & PC Launch

    Morhaime didn't misspeak - considering this was a pre-taped portion of a scripted event, he definitely said Battle.net on goal . If it's right alongside all the Blizzard games, you know it really is planned as a one-off.

    Proficient on both offense and defense, Golden State only lacks empathy

    That's not a definite though, and it absolutely is not a certainty Leonard will play in Game 3 at 9 p.m. The Warriors increased their defensive pressure and began to score like we knew they could.
  • Flynn, not so eager to talk these days, rejects Senate Intelligence subpoena

    Flynn, among others, is a primary focus of three simultaneous USA investigations into the matter. Flynn resigned as President Donald Trump's national security adviser on February 13, 2017.
    Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

    Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

    He was scoreless, missing all six shots in the first half, but he did assist on six of his team's 11 baskets in the half. Based on LeBron James' postgame assessment, the Celtics might actually find a better team waiting for them in Cleveland.
    Canadian woman among Times Square crash victims

    Canadian woman among Times Square crash victims

    The U.S. navy veteran who steered his vehicle into pedestrians in Times Square has been charged with murder and held without bail. The man behind the wheel is now charged with murder as well as 20 counts of attempted murder and vehicular homicide.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.